Emma Kearney warms up during the AFLW match between Melbourne and North Melbourne (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

Preliminary finalists Melbourne and Adelaide have dominated the AFLW All-Australian squad for 2022. Combining for 13 of the 40 chosen, the two sides, who both only lost one game this season, have had their fantastic campaigns rewarded.

Melbourne have had seven players nominated for the team, while the Crows had six players put up for contention.

All 14 sides in the competition have at least one candidate as part of the squad, with Gold Coast, West Coast and GWS having just the sole player in the squad each, reflecting the growing list of talent within the competition.

Kangaroos captain Emma Kearney could appear in the All-Australian side for a sixth time, which would become an AFLW record.

Young Dee Shelley Heath and rising Blue Mimi Hill have been recognised for their fantastic performances throughout this season, with Hill receiving the nomination despite only playing six of the 10 matches this season.

Irishwomen Orla O'Dwyer (Brisbane) and Cora Staunton (GWS) will look to become the first Irish natives to feature in the prestigious team since Dees legend Jim Stynes, who featured in both the 1991 and 1993 AFL teams.

Blue Breann Moody and Demon Lauren Pearce are the two candidates up for the ruck spot in the final 21, while Tara Bohanna caps off a memorable debut campaign after slipping through the draft to join the Suns as an injury replacement player.

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Notable omissions from the squad include Giant Alyce Parker, Blues defender Gabriella Pound and 2020 AFLW best and fairest winner and fellow Blue, Madison Prespakis.

The final team of 21 is set to be announced at the W Awards on Tuesday night with a group of ten selectors set to cut down the squad.

AFLW All-Australia Squad 2022:

AdelaideSarah Allan, Anne Hatchard, Eloise Jones, Ebony Marinoff, Erin Phillips, Ashleigh Woodland

BrisbaneEmily Bates, Greta Bodey, Natalie Grider, Orla O'Dwyer

CarltonKerryn Harrington, Mimi Hill, Breann Moody

CollingwoodJaimee Lambert, Ruby Schleicher

FremantleEbony Antonio, Kiara Bowers, Hayley Miller

GeelongAmy McDonald, Maddy McMahon

Gold CoastTara Bohanna

GWSCora Staunton

MelbourneLibby Birch, Tyla Hanks, Tayla Harris, Shelley Heath, Kate Hore, Daisy Pearce, Lauren Pearce

North MelbourneJasmine Garner, Emma Kearney, Ashleigh Riddell

RichmondKatie Brennan, Monique Conti, Rebecca Miller

St KildaTilly Lucas-Rodd

West CoastEmma Swanson

Western BulldogsEllie Blackburn, Kirsty Lamb, Bonnie Toogood